A conversation with a local comic shop

Nearly a decade ago, two friends, who had worked in other comic book stores, grew tired of following others’ rules. They wanted to build a store that allowed them to interact with their customers in one-on-one conversations and create a community within a store of their own. In 2008—the same year “Iron Man,” the movie…

Where/How to Start Reading Comic Books

This may sound weird–maybe laughable–to those unfamiliar, but the venture of becoming a comic book reader is challenging. With millions of issues and a plethora of various series, genres, and publishers, as well as the most recognizable heroes having decades of backstory, navigating the comic book industry is confusing. The delve into the medium is…

Can the comic book industry survive?

It’s no secret that the digital age has taken its toll at every category of the print publication industry. Newspapers have fallen victim to the internet and its plethora of social media websites that are used as news/information sharing platforms. In 2016, the U.S. daily newspaper had its 28th consecutive year of decline, according to…